Wolfsburg – Hoffenheim SOCCER PICKS
Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim meet in VOLKSWAGEN ARENA, in a match for the 14th round of the Bundesliga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins and 1 draw in the last 4 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 22-10-2017, in a match for the Bundesliga which ended in a draw by (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by F. Uduokhai (90 ‘), for Wolfsburg, and K. Demirbay (73′), for Hoffenheim. Despite being a match between 8th and 6th of the table, it is actually a match between the 13th classified in home matches and the 4th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 18 points won, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against RB Leipzig, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Eintracht Frankfurt, by (1-2). Interestingly, this is a team that has had more positive results outside of its stadium, since it has won 10 points in away matches and only 8 at its stadium. For the championship, Wolfsburg won 8 points out of 21 possible, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 7 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 13 matches in this competition, they have only 1 comeback in the 8 matches they suffered in the first goal.
Wolfsburg enter this game motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 1-2, in the visit to the arena of Eintracht Frankfurt: Mehmedi and Ginczek scored the goals of the victory. The home team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-4-2, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the wings. In this tactical drawing, the two players responsible for throwing the panic into the opposing defense are Weghorst and Ginczek. The coach of Wolfsburg will not be able to count on Azzaoui, Jung, Tisserand and Camacho, for being injured. It should be noted that William and Brooks will also be unavailable, because they are suspended.
After 6 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, the away team is currently in the 6 th position, with 21 points won. In the last match, they have tied at home against Schalke 04 by (1-1), after in the previous match they have tied tied in an away match against Hertha BSC, by (3-3). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. For the league, Hoffenheim won 10 points out of 18 possible points, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 6 matches they played against.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 away matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so he has not presented great defensive solidity, but his attack has scored regularly, as he has always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 14 of the last 21 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 13 games in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 2.
Hoffenheim enter this performance after a draw at home, a ball, at the reception to Schalke. The best quality of the strangers is the way they manage to react in a situation of disadvantage. The visiting team usually acts in a tactical system in 5-3-2, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the wings. In this tactical drawing, the two players responsible for throwing the panic in the opposing defense are Belfodil and Joelinton. The Hoffenheim coach will not be able to count on Kramaric, Amiri, Otto, Rupp and Nordtveit, for being injured.